Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

General note and mandatory information

Appointment of the responsible body

The controller for data processing on this website is:

Dr Stephan Thesmann
Tiefenbronner Strasse 65
DE 75175 Porzheim

Further contact information, such as telephone number and e-mail address, can be found in the Legal notice (always visible in the footer of this website).

The controller alone or together with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, contact data, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Some data processing procedures are only possible with your express consent. A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of appeal to the competent regulatory authority

As a person concerned, you have the right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority in the event of a data protection violation. The responsible supervisory authority with regard to data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which my company is based. The following link provides a list of data protection officers and their contact information:

Right of data transferability

You have the right to have data that I process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to yourself or to third parties. It is provided in a machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only take place if it is technically feasible.

Right to information, correction, blocking, deletion

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, its recipients and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time within the scope of the applicable legal provisions. In this regard and also for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact me at any time via the contact options listed in the Legal Notice (in the footer).

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to me as a site operator, my website sometimes uses SSL or TLS encryption. This means that data that you transmit via this connection cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the “https://” address line of your browser and the lock symbol in the browser line.

Server log files

In server log files, the website provider automatically collects and stores information which are generated by your browser´s requests. They are transmitted automatically to us. These information are:

  • Browser type and version used
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • IP address of the requesting client
  • Time of the request
  • Method and protocol used for the request
  • Http status code
  • Amount of data transferred
  • IP addresses requested via my system

This data is not merged with other data sources. Data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DGSVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.


Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that your web browser stores on your device. Cookies help us to make my website more user-friendly, effective and secure.

Some cookies are “session cookies.” Such cookies are deleted automatically at the end of your browser session. However, other cookies will remain on your device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognize you when you return to my website.

With a modern web browser you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured so that cookies are automatically deleted when the program is closed. Deactivation of cookies may result in limited functionality of my website.

The setting of cookies, which are necessary for the electronic communication processes or the provision of certain functions desired by you, takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. As the operator of this website, I have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and smooth provision of my services. If other cookies are set (e.g. for analysis functions), these are treated separately in this privacy declaration.

Contact form

Data submitted per contact form, including your contact details, will be stored in order to process your request or to be available for follow-up questions. This data will not be passed on without your consent.

The data entered in the contact form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DGSVO). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing processes carried out up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Data transmitted via the contact form will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or until there is no longer any need for data storage. Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Save time of posts and comments

Posts and comments and related data, such as IP addresses, are stored. The content remains on my website until it has been completely deleted or had to be deleted for legal reasons.

The storage of contributions and comments is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DGSVO). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of data processing processes already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.


For integration and display of video content my website uses plugins from YouTube. The video portal is provided by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When a page with an integrated YouTube plugin is called, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. This will tell YouTube which of my pages you have visited.

YouTube can associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile if you are logged into your YouTube account. You can prevent this by logging out beforehand.

The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of my online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DGSVO.

For details on how to handle user data, please see YouTube’s privacy policy: https://

XING Plugin

Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

When a page with integrated Xing functions is called, a connection to the Xing servers is established. To the best of my knowledge, personal data will not be stored. IP addresses are not stored, nor is there any evaluation of usage behavior.

For details on data protection and the XING Share button, please refer to XING’s privacy policy:

Linkedin Plugin

Our website uses functions of the Linkedin network. Provider is the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland</p
When calling a page with integrated Linkedin functions, a connection to the Linkedin servers is established. Linkedin reserves the right to use data collection, syndication analysis and other similar tools to track, extract, compile, aggregate and analyze data or information resulting from the use of a plug-in.

Details about privacy and the Linkedin Share button can be found in Linkedin’s privacy policy at:

Pinterest Plugin

Our site uses features of the social network Pinterest. The provider is Pinterest Inc. 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA.

When calling a page with Pinterest functions, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. Log data is transmitted to Pinterest’s servers. The servers are located in the USA. The log data may allow conclusions to be drawn about your IP address, websites visited, type and settings of the browser, date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest and cookies.

Please see Pinterest’s privacy policy for details:

Twitter Plugin

Our website uses Twitter service features. The provider is Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

When using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and published in your Twitter feed. Data is transmitted to Twitter. I have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or the use of this data by Twitter. Details can be found in the Twitter privacy policy:

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter:

hic | Pforzheim University

My website uses hic service features. The provider is Pforzheim University, Tiefenbronner Str. 65, 75175 Pforzheim, Germany.

Parts of my website´s content is hosted on servers of Pforzheim university and integrated into this website. When you request these information (e.g. module handbooks), Data is transmitted to Pforzheim University. I have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or the use of this data by Pforzheim University. Details can be found in Pforzheim University’s privacy policy:

Amazon Affiliate Program

As the operator of this website, I participate in the Amazon EU Partner Program. Advertisements from Amazon as well as links to Amazon are integrated on my pages in order to earn money through advertising cost reimbursements. Amazon cookies are used, which enables Amazon to recognize that you have clicked a partner link on my website.

Amazon cookies are stored in accordance with Art. 6 lit. f DGSVO. As website operators, I have a legitimate interest in this, since the amount of advertising cost reimbursement can only be determined by the cookies.

For details on Amazon’s use of data, please see Amazon’s Privacy Policy: